Job trends – Canada – Civil Engineer
Posted on December 3, 2020
Civil engineers are involved in the planning, design, development, and management of projects that involve the construction and repair of buildings, roads, airports, railways, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations, highways and water distribution and sanitation. They can also specialize in structural inspection, town planning, and surveying. They can find employment in construction companies, engineering consulting firms or can be self-employed.
Civil engineer- NOC 2131
The median wage for this profession is nearly 40 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is 44.7 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||16.40||37.96||60.00|
|Prince Edward Island||26.00||32.31||40.00|
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Inspection and testing
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Applied technologies
- Building and Construction
- Computer and Information Systems
- Mechanics and Machinery
- Law and Public Safety
- Public Safety and Security
- Mathematics and Science
- Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for civil engineers is fair in most provinces of Canada.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Fair|
|Prince Edward Island||Good|
There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Few vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.
- A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or in a related area of engineering is required.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline.
- Licensing of skilled engineers by a provincial or territorial association is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer.
- After graduation from an approved training program and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice exam, they are eligible for registration.
- Some employers may require that civil engineers have the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification offered by the Canada Green Building Council
Professional license requirements
Before you can start working, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Nova Scotia||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia|
|Nunavut||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Ontario||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Civil Engineer||Regulated||Engineers of Yukon|
- Conferencing and conducting analysis with customers and other engineering team members to evaluate project specifications
- Planning and designing major civil projects such as buildings, highways, bridges, dams, systems for the management of water and waste
- Establish specifications for building procedures
- Evaluate and suggest suitable materials for building and construction
- Interpret, evaluate and authorize surveys and work on civil architecture
- Conduct field work
- Ensure that construction plans comply with building code requirements and standards and other regulations
- Establish and track work schedules for construction
- Carry out feasibility studies, economic assessments, local and regional transport studies, environmental impact studies or other analysis
- Monitoring the quality of air, water and soil and establishing methods for cleaning up polluted sites
- Act as supervisor of the project or site for land survey or construction work
- Prepare and review contract documents and analyze bids for construction projects
- Supervising and evaluating and approving plans, measurements and cost estimates by technicians, technologists and other engineers.
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